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Palm Desert PD Gunning for Lindsay From the Get-Go

1/4/2011 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Palm Desert Police Department was rabidly trying to get Lindsay Lohan arrested just days after her altercation with a Betty Ford Center staffer.

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Sources say a police lieutenant contacted L.A. County Deputy Probation Officer Barbara Parker shortly after Lindsay's December 12 run-in with Dawn Holland, asking her to come to Betty Ford and arrest Lindsay for violating her probation.  When Parker told the lieutenant it would be premature to take such drastic action, we're told the lieutenant began arguing with her and it got "extremely heated."

We've learned after the call, the lieutenant's boss called Parker to apologize.

As TMZ reported earlier today, the police are now saying Lindsay violated her probation by committing a battery.  What's interesting is that it's for the L.A. County Probation Department and ultimately a Beverly Hills judge -- not the police in Riverside County -- to conclude if Lindsay violated probation.

Sources tell TMZ ... the L.A. County Probation Department will take no action against Lindsay unless she's convicted of battery in Riverside County.

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61.

loloagogo    

Enough with this SKANK! She refused the breathalyzer. Any other person on the planet ON probation FOR drinking goes to the pokie for that alone...PLUS the battery charges. Who cares if that BF employee dropped the charges...TMZ paid her 10K for the interview so I am sure 5K did the trick to drop the charges on SKANK-HO.

Now this SKANK is running numerous counties judicial and criminal systems. Get some balls. She is a punk who is laughing at all of you, Judges and now Leutenants including different counties now. WTF????? Are we going to wait until she actually kills someone with her vehicle...who cares about her hurting herself at this point. Didn't she almost run some poor lady over with a baby carriage WHILE on probabation...wasn't that on film too?!!!!

I do remember her nails saying "F-U" while in court RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE JUDGE TO THE JUDGE...WTF x 2????!!!!

1351 days ago
62.

SERIOUSLY !!!!!    

The law is the law Lohan, how many times does it take for you (the PD) to do the lawful thing and arrest your ass!
If it had been Jane Q. Public on probation, they (the PD) would have bypassed rehab and taken us straight to JAIL!

1351 days ago
63.

Holly    

Dont forget the stop signs the cops allow Lindsay to run while on probation

1351 days ago
64.

Marilyn    

She is saying FU to the judges, police officers, BF personnel,
but she is also saying FU to the entire country and our system of justice.

She is also saying it to ME right here as I'm working in my home office and I don't like it one bit!

Where does this worthless tramp get off saying FU to me & to YOU, Your family, Your loved ones, Your children, Your neighbors, to everyone, to ALL AMERICANS?

1351 days ago
65.

lou    

Gee, goodier, which part of her "sad" story should we follow? The mega-wealth? The leading roles she got and the record deal? Those are very sad moments, aren't they, moments that we can all relate to, things that cause a person so much pain in their life. Or how about the part where she helped to get a BF worker fired - a single mom with a kid? Is that part of Lindsay's sad story? Or maybe the time she clipped a baby's stroller - should we weep over the fact that poor, poor Lindsay almost ran a baby over? Or maybe we should be weeping for her for the time she carjacked people? Yes,that was VERY sad for her, wasn't it? As was the various times that she relieved others of their jewels and epxpensive clothes. Yes, all in all, it's a very sad tale for poor pitiful Lilo, a girl with no wealth, no health, no 1st or 2nd or 3rd or 4th or 5th chances, just a sad, pathetic life.

1351 days ago
66.

Spot    

@ 65 Thinkabout-it

As a felony probation officer you should know that Betty Ford is the deciding authority as to whether she refused or did not refuse a test. They have said that she was tested later and was clean and they have never made an allegation that she refused and have accepted the results of the later test.

Had the local police arrested her they surely would have tested her and have the tester as evidence.

If they make the allegation that she refused then one of the officers is going to have to swear that she refused and that will be a lie. Betty Ford personnel are not going to say that either and the fired Betty Ford technician is not creditable.

Also, it is very likely that to make an allegation of refusal stick it will take sworn testimony by more than one officer.

1351 days ago
67.

Spot    

Why do the palm desert police need someone from LA to come arrest someone who commited a "crime" in their territory ?

Maybe because they don't really have a case and just wanted a few minutes of fame at LIndsays expense.

1351 days ago
68.

Jade evergreen    

@t poster jmak10 Lindsay a damn junkie to duh
she been in rehab 5 times

1351 days ago
69.

Bellaca    

Lohan looks old and broken down.

1351 days ago
70.

ZB    

<<>>

I have a dream that people will stop blaming life on things like color or nationality...get over it...move on...stop thinking the world owes you living or anything else...pull yourself up by your bootstraps...everyone in this world has been prejudiced against...you are not special

As for this story...the lady dropped the charges...if LiLo paid her off...well shame on both of them...LiLo for paying and her for accepting...stars get sued all the time for crap no one would sue you or I for because people know they have money...also shame on those people...and the cops...odds are if it wasn't someone famous and the person who was allegedly hit dropped the charges so would the cops...they have plenty to do without trying to fight hostile witnesses....so shame on the cops too...go catch some real bad guys

And one last note...you work in a place where people are detoxing from anything...stuff happens...frayed tempers, anger, involuntary jerks...you have to expect a certain level of physical when you go to work there...and I am sure Betty Ford does not appreciate this lady taking things public...their reputation depends on peoples privacy...odds are the lady dropped it because Betty Ford has a no tell policy and offered to sue this woman

1351 days ago
71.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

well CNN is reporting lindsay is now free and heading to new york,,,

1351 days ago
72.

Shea    

Oh good grief. Now the Riverside county Sheriff's department is being demonized for coming after poor Lindsay. Waaaahhhh

Are these people really all out to get Lindsay - or does she bring problems on herself by her behavior?

It's high time Lindsay was made to mind the law just like every other citizen!
Most regular people would have wound up in the slammer a long time ago if they behaved like Lindsay.

1351 days ago
73.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Wonder how many of these have to pile up to throw her in jail for at least 5 years? Keep them coming, please.

1351 days ago
74.

Caroline    

Too bad the Riverside authorities aren't in charge of her. She might actually be held accountable for once.

1351 days ago
75.

Enough Already    

What difference does it make? Even if she is guilty, she will not be prosecuted, sent to jail or anything of the like. What will happen though is that our tax dollars will once again go through all the motions just so this new judge will shake his finger at her and splur idol threats at her saying that, "..if you do this one more time...." BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. Sure wish I had all these opportunites to get off without penalty, into various rehabs, all of which are paid by my fellow tax payers so onloy in return I can continue to spit in everyone faces all the while laughing as I get off scott free.....

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